Ventura County

Classical Guitar Society

Nov 30, 2011


        The Ventura County Classical Guitar Society held its November 2011 meeting on Wednesday, 30 Nov, at the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks Senior Center.  Visit our homepage for more information about our meeting schedules, times and guest performers.  This was our last meeting for 2011, as there is no meeting in December due to the holidays. 

        Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 7PM.  Our guests will be The Los Angeles Guitar Duo - Amy Hite, Monica Cremona. 

        The first half of the November meeting...

        Opening Ensemble

            O Come O Come Emmanuel

            What Child Is This?  ( video above )

        Larry Conley:  Little Drummer Boy  ( audio MP3 )

        Steve Bernd

            White Christmas (video above)

            El Decembre Congelot  ( audio MP3 )

        Howard Lutwak

            The First Noel  ( audio MP3 )

            The Christmas Story  ( video above )

The second half...

        The theme for the November meeting was Christmas.  Toward that end, the second half of the meeting was a Grand Ensemble which welcomed any players interested in sight-reading a medley of Christmas music.  Ten players participated.  The pieces they played included...

            Angels We Have Heard On High

            Bring Your Torches, Jeanette, Isabella

            Deck The Halls

            God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  ( video above )

            Good King Wenceslas

            Holly and the Ivy

            Jolly, Holly, Good (a playful collection of about 6 carols)

The entire 20-minute medley is available in unedited 20MB MP3 file.

        Have a joyous holiday and New Year.  We will see you again in January 2012.  Email John Webb if you need help with this web site.